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  • Eric Stallmer: Commercial space crawling now, soon will walk, run

    Eric Stallmer, 44, is president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, a trade organization representing rocket, research, payload and space tourism companies such as SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and Bigelow Aerospace, and state agencies and commercial...
  • Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner comes with a place for selfies

    Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner comes with a place for selfies
    Virgin Atlantic last week launched its inaugural flight between Los Angeles and London on a 787 Dreamliner. The plane is chock-full of passenger amenities, including windows that dim with the touch of a button, a bar near the upper-class section and a...
  • More late flights, more lost bags, more complaints, study of airlines finds

    More late flights, more lost bags, more complaints, study of airlines finds
    Airlines in the U.S. are doing a poorer job of serving travelers, with more late flights, more lost bags and more customer complaints, according to a report released Monday. And carriers with a big presence in Chicago all worsened in 2014 from the year...
  • Radio Shack stores in Central Florida rebranding with Sprint

    Radio Shack stores in Central Florida rebranding with Sprint
    Most Central Florida Radio Shack locations are transitioning to co-branded Sprint stores starting today, officials from the wireless carrier announced. Sprint is building a "store-within-a-store" at 19 Central Florida Radio Shack locations that will...
  • Virgin America's 'Blah Airlines' film will bore you -- and earn you miles

    Virgin America's 'Blah Airlines' film will bore you -- and earn you miles
    Why did Virgin America make a 5 hour and 45 minute film about the most boring plane ride ever? "Blah Airlines Flight 101" is an ad campaign and movie (likely not an Oscar contender) rolled into one. It is to debut Friday at the Dallas International Film...
  • Don't lose the next space race before it starts

    Don't lose the next space race before it starts
    I think Floridians often underestimate the role of Florida in the spaceflight industry, and need to realize the future role we're going to hold in space travel. Just because NASA is currently hitchhiking with the Russians doesn't mean we aren't...
  • Frequent flyer programs: More change coming

    Just because Delta, United and Southwest have announced their 2015 frequent flyer program details doesn't mean you won't see any more changes. You will -- and soon. Here's my take on what's coming: Dollar-based earning. JetBlue and Virgin America based...
  • Former cruise line executive says Virgin stole his cruise business idea

    Former cruise line executive says Virgin stole his cruise business idea
    A former cruise industry executive has sued Richard Branson's Virgin Group, claiming Virgin stole his idea and business plan for a new cruise line based out of Miami. Colin Veitch, a former chief executive at Norwegian Cruise Lines, filed the suit in U....
  • Virgin Group sued for $300 million in dispute over cruise line

    Virgin Group sued for $300 million in dispute over cruise line
    The former chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line is suing British billionaire Richard Branson and his Virgin Group conglomerate, claiming that Virgin essentially stole his ideas and business plans to enter the lucrative luxury cruise industry...
  • Want airline elite status? Here are tips for fliers based in L.A. area

    Want airline elite status? Here are tips for fliers based in L.A. area
    You want free checked bags and extra legroom. Priority boarding sounds nice too. But those perks are reserved for road warriors, the elite fliers among us, right? Not necessarily. Fliers in the Southland can reach elite status with as few as six...
  • Virgin Galactic to open Long Beach plant

     Virgin Galactic to open Long Beach plant
    After losing thousands of aerospace jobs in recent years, Long Beach received good news Thursday when Virgin Galactic announced that it would build its new satellite-launching rocket in the city. The space tourism company founded by British...